Synthesis and aldose reductase inhibitory activities of novel N-nitromethylsulfonanilide derivatives

Jun Inoue, Ying She Cui, Osamu Sakai, Yoshikuni Nakamura, Hiromi Kogiso, Peter F. Kador

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A novel series of 14 N-nitromethylsulfonanilide derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their ability to inhibit recombinant aldose reductase. Computational docking simulations provided a good explanation for the observed structure-activity relationships. Kinetic analysis of (2-fluoro-5-methyl-N-methyl)-N-nitromethylsulfonanilide, 11, one of the most potent compounds in this series with an IC50=0.35μM, showed uncompetitive inhibition. Subsequent in vitro culture studies of rat lenses with 11 indicated that this series of aldose reductase inhibitors are effective in either preventing or retarding sugar cataract formation associated with diabetes. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2167-2173
Number of pages7
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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